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Men's Rugby Beats HBS 18-5

By Darryn Waugh
Team Member

The men's rugby club made a triumphant start to the fall season on Saturday. In the inaugural game of the New England Graduate School League, MIT defeated Harvard Business School 18-5.

In a hard and fast match, MIT scored three tries to one. Spurred on by the large crowd that had come to support them, the MIT team started strongly and scored on an early penalty goal to take a 3-0 lead. MIT continued to dominate the first half and led 8-0 at the interval, with Yves Kissenpfennig '95 scoring.

Early in the second half, Yves capped a fine game by scoring his second try to extend MIT's lead to 13-0. MIT then sealed its win with Mark Johnson G completing a move which swept the length of the field to score the try of the match. Harvard finished the game strongly, and scored a conciliation try to make the final score 18-5.

In the B-team game, Harvard defeated MIT 20-10. Harvard took a commanding lead in the first half, but MIT fought back strongly in the second half, with Brian Meier '95 scoring two tries.

The next matches are against Old Gold RFC this Saturday at 1 p.m. on Briggs Field.